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Consumers cutting insurance to save money

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Consumers cutting insurance to save money

Consumers in financial difficulties have cut back on protection and non-essential insurances to save costs according to EuroDebt Financial Services.

03 Jul 2012

One in 10 SMEs have taken a loan in last year

One in 10 SMEs have taken a loan in last year

Research released today from borro's Enterprise Ladder Report reveals that micro, small and medium sized businesses require £94,000 start-up capital on average to get their busines

03 Jul 2012

Land Registry data shows annual house price up by 0.4%

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Land Registry data shows annual house price up by 0.4%

The May data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 0.4 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £161,677.

02 Jul 2012

Price growth in London property starting to slow

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Price growth in London property starting to slow

Knight Frank's Prime central London index revealed a new high in June, but with values almost 50% higher than they were in March 2009, the rate of price growth is beginning to slow

02 Jul 2012

Assurant Intermediary launches legal expenses product

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Assurant Intermediary launches legal expenses product

Following the launch of its new buildings and contents cover, speciality general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary is now offering Legal Expenses cover to its range of gener

02 Jul 2012

34% of IFAs want wider range of cash products on wrap platforms

Savings & Investments

34% of IFAs want wider range of cash products on wrap platforms

A third of IFAs believe a broad range of cash deposit products/rates would help to enhance the value proposition for their clients, say Investec Specialist Bank.

02 Jul 2012

Brokers looking for an alternative to mainstream lenders

Brokers looking for an alternative to mainstream lenders

After an enthusiastic response at the NACFB expo, Funding Circle say brokers are beginning to look for alternative lenders.

02 Jul 2012

David Spruce, Business Development Manager at Beech Finance

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David Spruce, Business Development Manager at Beech Finance

This week myintroducer caught up with David Spruce, Business Development Manager at Beech Financial Management Ltd.

29 Jun 2012

Metro Bank launch pilot programme in the South East

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Metro Bank launch pilot programme in the South East

Metro Bank, the revolutionary High Street Bank, today announces a move into intermediary mortgages.

29 Jun 2012

Home insurance searches down 22%

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Home insurance searches down 22%

The number of internet searches for insurance products in April dropped 11 per cent on January’s volume, according to Greenlight.

29 Jun 2012

 

Innovative new loan from Promise

Innovative new loan from Promise

An unsecured loan from £5000 to well over £100K (at rates from 9% and payment terms over up to 30 years) has been launched through Promise Solutions.

28 Jun 2012

Crystal Mortgages launches lowest BTL rate

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Crystal Mortgages launches lowest BTL rate

Independent commercial finance specialist, Crystal Mortgages has launched its lowest buy-to-let rate at just 2.44% above the Bank of England Base Rate.

28 Jun 2012

Paradigm Mortgage Services add Precise Mortgages to bridging panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services add Precise Mortgages to bridging panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today added Precise Mortgages to its bridging lender panel.

28 Jun 2012

Average rental yield increases in Q2

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Average rental yield increases in Q2

Landlords reported an increase in rental yields during the second quarter of the year.

27 Jun 2012

1.6 million ‘chadults' still live at home with their parents

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1.6 million ‘chadults' still live at home with their parents

4.4 million grown-up kids in the UK are receiving financial support from their parents, according to the new Cost of a Chadult study from protection specialist LV=

27 Jun 2012

Welsh house sales drop off by 17.5%

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Welsh house sales drop off by 17.5%

Richard Sexton, director of e.surv, part of LSL Property Services comments on the latest Welsh house price index.

27 Jun 2012

CML welcomes Newbury Building Society as a member

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CML welcomes Newbury Building Society as a member

The CML is delighted to welcome the return of Newbury Building Society as a member.

26 Jun 2012

First Complete appoints Aviva

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First Complete appoints Aviva

First Complete has appointed Aviva to its income protection provider panel.

26 Jun 2012

Aviva and Tesco join in life protection agreement

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Aviva and Tesco join in life protection agreement

Aviva has announced today an exclusive five-year deal with Tesco Bank to provide life protection products for its UK retail customers.

26 Jun 2012

Over half of IFAs outsourcing investment management

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Over half of IFAs outsourcing investment management

In a clear sign of the financial adviser industry’s preparations of RDR, almost half (43%) of IFAs already outsource their client portfolios to a discretionary fund manager, accord

26 Jun 2012

NAEA say FTBs need more support

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NAEA say FTBs need more support

The Government’s decision to remove the Stamp Duty Holiday for first time buyers in March has left this fragile sector with little support, warn estate agents.

26 Jun 2012

Connect Overseas sees European property bargains but funding tightening

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Connect Overseas sees European property bargains but funding tightening

Connect Overseas, the international mortgage specialist arm of Connect Group, is advising introducing brokers and their clients to look seriously at property investment in Europe i

26 Jun 2012

Roger Edwards, Proposition Director at Bright Grey

In The Spotlight

Roger Edwards, Proposition Director at Bright Grey

myintroducer.com catches up with Roger Edwards, Proposition Direction at Bright Grey.

25 Jun 2012

Good news for those investing in US property

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Good news for those investing in US property

Property sales in the USA increased by more than 10 per cent in April from a year earlier and may end the year up by as much as 13 per cent, according to the National Association o

25 Jun 2012

Halifax to refund valuation costs if house purchases fall through

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Halifax to refund valuation costs if house purchases fall through

Further strengthening its support of the housing market, Halifax has today announced the details of its valuation fee promise.

25 Jun 2012

Mortgage Intelligence sets its sights on commercial lending with Aldermore Commercial

Mortgage Intelligence sets its sights on commercial lending with Aldermore Commercial

Mortgage Intelligence has strengthened its commercial mortgage offering with the launch of a new dedicated helpdesk for its members and the appointment of Aldermore Commercial.

25 Jun 2012

Affordable housing a 'gateway' for FTBs

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Affordable housing a 'gateway' for FTBs

This review of 'Affordable' Housing looks at the low cost home ownership sector and LCHO arrangements, in a report from Halifax.

25 Jun 2012

PPI complaints process to be made easier

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PPI complaints process to be made easier

Following an investigation by Which? and Moneysavingexpert.com leading financial service providers agree to make it easier to find out about PPI and make a complaint.

25 Jun 2012

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